June 6, 2012 |
PHILADELPHIA — Juan Uribe is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday and Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said he plans to play him at third base. Mattingly has also said he intends to continue playing Jerry Hairston Jr. at second base because he wants to build continuity in the middle of the infield. So where does that leave Elian Herrera ? If he continues to play the way he has, Mattingly said he will find a place for him. The 27-year-old rookie utility man entered Wednesday batting .304.
May 20, 2012 |
After the scare sent through the team after Mark Ellis' leg surgery sidelined him for six weeks and with eight players on the disabled list, the Dodgers were due for some good health news. They actually got a little Sunday, when an MRI exam of Juan Uribe's sore left wrist showed no serious damage and he was cleared to resume baseball activities on Monday. "I'm really happy," Uribe said. "I feel like it will go quick now. " Uribe is eligible to come off the disabled list May 29, the same day as Matt Kemp,.
May 14, 2012 |
The list of injured Dodgers keeps growing, with Matt Kemp and Juan Uribe going on the disabled list Monday to join Jerry Hairston Jr. and Juan Rivera, among others. But the Dodgers' pitching staff, including Clayton Kershaw, their ace left-hander, largely has steered clear of injury, a key reason why the Dodgers have kept playing well early this season. Kershaw was stellar again Monday night in a duel with Arizona's Ian Kennedy, holding the Diamondbacks scoreless in seven innings of work as the Dodgers won, 3-1, at Dodger Stadium.
May 5, 2012 |
Jerry Hairston Jr. understands he's a role player, and he's embraced it. In 15 years in the major leagues, he's been a regular only once. The Dodgers signed him to be a utility player, and turning 37 later this month, it's not as if he's suddenly trying to reinvent himself. Trouble is, he's looking like someone the Dodgers need to play regularly. And particularly with Juan Uribe struggling, it might be hard to sit Hairston down. He's the only Dodger not named Matt Kemp who is hitting over .300 and is playing very good defense.
May 2, 2012 |
DENVER -- Juan Uribe could land on the disabled list with a wrist injury, Manager Don Mattingly said. “We should know a lot by tomorrow,” Mattingly said. The Dodgers have day off on Thursday before they start a three-game series in Chicago against the Cubs. Mattingly said he doesn't want to play short-handed for long. Uribe re-injured his left wrist in batting practice on Tuesday. A related injury cost him five games earlier this month. Uribe said his wrist felt worse on Tuesday than it did earlier this month.
April 23, 2012 |
Maybe Juan Uribe isn't finished. He certainly looked that way last year, when he hit .204 in his injury-shortened first season with the Dodgers. He didn't change many minds in spring training, when Manager Don Mattingly talked about the possibility of replacing the top-heavy 33-year-old as the starting third baseman. But 17 games into the 2012 season, Uribe is batting .286. Uribe had his best game as a Dodger on Monday night, collecting four hits, driving in three runs and scoring two in a series-opening 7-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium.
April 19, 2012 |
MILWAUKEE -- Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe has a sore left wrist and will miss Thursday's series finale against the Brewers at Miller Park. The injury was disclosed before the game by Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly, who said he first heard about it during the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to Milwaukee on Wednesday night. "They came to me like in the seventh inning and said Uribe can't swing -- he can play defense, though," Mattingly said, adding that Uribe said he might have injured the wrist sliding.
April 8, 2012 |
SAN DIEGO — If the first three games provided reasons why the Dodgers could make a run at the playoffs, their 8-4 defeat to the San Diego Padres on Sunday at Petco Park reintroduced the unsettling possibility that this season might be similar to last. Except for Clayton Kershaw and Chad Billingsley, their rotation is showing signs that it could be a severe handicap. A day after Chris Capuano pitched only 42/3 innings against what is arguably the worst lineup in baseball, No. 4 starter Aaron Harang sent the Dodgers crashing to their first defeat by lasting a mere 41/3.
April 4, 2012 |
SAN DIEGO — Of the countless questions the Dodgers faced heading into spring training, the most important pertained to outfielder Andre Ethier. Specifically, would he recover from the knee injury that drained him of his power last season? The 18 spring-training games Ethier played in Arizona answered the question. "A month of running on it, swinging on it, staying on my legs, up to this point I haven't had an issue," Ethier said. He batted .396 with three home runs and 16 runs batted in. Of his 19 hits, 15 were for extra bases.